Since when has the RMP become fashion police?
Read my matey Ong Kian Ming’s article in Malaysiakini titled Wear black to protest Wong's arrest. And yes, we should!
Look, it’s not as if Wong has been a die-hard blinkered anwarista. Ong Kian Ming revealed to us:
I have found Chin Huat’s writings in the Chinese press, in Malaysiakini and most recently in the Nut Graph, to be intellectually provocative and interesting, and always measured in putting forth his arguments.
More often than not, he was as critical of the opposition as the BN, always maintaining the need to have a check and balance system even if Pakatan Rakyat were to come to power.
Hishamuddin as Home Minister has not acquitted himself well with such a draconian hit.
No doubt there are rumours that Wong will be released later today, but the aim seems to be a show of intolerance by the government for any form of dissent.
And to confirm that, The Malaysian Insider has reported in its news article Police crackdown continues with three more arrests that PAS VP Mohd Sabu and PKR's Chegu Badrul plus one other have also been detained.
If we recall, Chegu Badrul had threatened to stage a mammoth nationwide mock funeral procession for Altantuyaa Shariibuu if PM Najib fails to sue all the international media groups that linked him to the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu - read Malaysiakini 'Sue or we stage mock funeral for Altantuya'.
Obviously PKR wants to keep the ‘rage’ against Najib going, so the reason for Badrul’s arrest would be different to Wong’s.
And to be frank I am getting a bit sick of PKR abusing the memories of Altantuyaa for its own political interests - see my earlier post PKR loudhailer to wake the dead!.
I am disgusted by the abuse of Altantuyaa's tragedy for their political agenda rather than any genuine concern for Altantuyaa. It's not unlike them Murdering Altantuyaa Shaariibuu Again.
But Hishamuddin in not keeping the police on a careful leash has instead further advanced the intention of the PKR, and alienate the general public by its senseless heavy-handed detention of people like Wong Chin Huat.